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Taranaki

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     Chairperson:        Ngaire Riley                                                                                                                                           Email: jnrileynz@gmail.com

                                                                         Vice Chairperson

                                                                         Treasurer:             TDICT - Taranaki Disability Information Centre                                                                                                                                                                          Ph: 06 7590019

                                                                         Secretary:             Beverley Prankerd
                                                                              Email: taranaki@parkinsons.org.nz

 

             The Local Contacts are joined by a committee of eight to ensure the smooth running of the Taranaki Branch.

COMMUNITY EDUCATORS:

                                                                                                  

                             Taranaki South:  Jill Richmond                                  Taranaki North:  Adell Morton       
                                       Ph: (06) 765-6870                                                      Ph: (06) 757 2226        

 

REGULAR MEETINGS:

North Taranaki

COUNTERPUNCH PARKINSONS 

This is a non-contact boxing-based exercise specifically designed for people living with Parkinsons.. Participants take part in a variety of purpose- built exercise sessions crafted to promote purposeful movement, build strength in your arms and legs, correct posture and increase energy. 
Every Monday & Wednesday at 11.00am at the Box Office Boxing, 106 Leach St, below Supercheap Auto.

Purchase a 10 session card for $50.00 - one off free trial available, talk to the Box Office reception staff

 

YOGA SESSION
Held each Thursday, at DeBurghs Lodge, Lawry St (next to Moturoa Four Square) beginning at 10am. 
Classes will not be held during School Holidays.  Southern members are invited to attend.
Instructor: Catherine O'Neil will take us through relaxation exercises and some gentle stretches, both of which are beneficial for people with Parkinsons.  These free classes are specifically for our members and their carers.
CHECK THE NEWSLETTER FOR YOGA DATES 
 
WALK FOR PARKINSONS
Weekly walk on the coastal walkway - Fridays 9.00am
Meet at the East End Carpark, Buller St and enjoy the walk to the Wind Wand and back. Set your own pace and enjoy the fresh sea air and stunning coastline. This distance takes approximately 40 minutes .
 
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Held 1st Tuesday of each month at DeBurghs Lodge, Lawry St (next to Moturoa Four Square) beginning at 10.30am.  
All members welcome.   A guest speaker is invited each month covering topics of interest.  Cup of tea/coffee provided. 
Refer to latest newsletter below for guest speaker.
*  NEXT MEETING 3rd October North Taranaki, 4th October South Taranaki
 
WAITARA BUDDY GROUP LUNCHEON
Held on the last Thursday of each month commencing at 11.45am.
Raleigh Restaurant,16 Queen St, Waitara (opposite the Library)
A social activity is held and you are encouraged to come along and join fellow members.  These activities range from Mid-Winter lunch to Games Day.  Something for everyone.  Watch your local newsletter for "What's on" and where!   
 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Bus Trip to Hollard's Gardens/Kaponga Pub Lunch - Wednesday 25th October
No planned event for November
Christmas Luncheon - 5th December
South Christmas Lunch - 28th November
Annual BBQ - February 2018
  • Check the newsletter each month for the times and dates of all outings.
Future outings are added as they are organised/confirmed.  Your Social Committee puts a lot of time into ensuring the social outings are suitable for all People with Parkinson's so come on out and join in.

 

BORING BITS

REMINDER!!

Subs for the 2017 year are now due. An Invoice is included in the February newsletter.  Your subs can be posted to P O Box 5015, New Plymouth 4343 or paid at 28 Young St, New Plymouth.   If you didn't received an invoice, below is a form you can complete and attach to your sub.

 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Are you moving house? Please let us know so we can keep in touch.  Below is a form which can be printed out. Complete and send to the address on the form or give it to your Community Educator so we can keep you up to date with activities/meetings.

 

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